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Darkness

written by: Glen McKenzie

@justabitfurther

 

darkness descends ever so slowly
inching, creeping downward
like the slowly fading light of a summer’s eve
imperceptible at first

the bleakness has weight to it
a heavy burden
weighted bags of sorrow, fear, anxiety pulling
drowning in blackness

it is cold and non-discriminating
attacking at will
morning or night it steals like a thief
ransacking the soul

hopelessness and reality blended together
despair, cheerlessness, suffering
do the words really matter when nothing changes
no dawn yet

darkness descends ever so slowly
inching, creeping downward
the gravity of life overwhelms the present
it is black

Glen McKenzie

Glen McKenzie

A +50-year-old(although very young at heart) hiker; canoe tripper; adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys craft beer.

Hiking, canoe tripping as well as other outdoor adventure activities, can be seen as a metaphor for living. Both are journey’s filled with scores of good and not so good steps. Highs and lows; successes and failures.

Over the years, have realized that spending time in the outdoors pursuing whatever type of outdoor activity you choose opens up a wonderful and life-changing array of lessons on living and ourselves if, we are willing to stop, observe and listen.

Come and join me.
Glen McKenzie

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